TERADYNE Blends NVIDIA AI Technology into Automation Solutions

Unveiling the Future: Teradyne Robotics and NVIDIA AI Transforming Industrial Automation

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TERADYNE Blends NVIDIA AI Technology into Automation Solutions

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Teradyne Robotics, the parent company of Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), has entered into a partnership with NVIDIA. The company integrates AI functionalities based on NVIDIA technology into its automation solutions. A concrete example is the new MiR1200 autonomous pallet truck, which uses AI-based 3D vision technology to identify pallets. Also consider the cuMotion planner from Universal Robots, which can draw up routes up to 80 times faster thanks to AI.


NVIDIA is an American computer hardware manufacturer. The company specializes in video cards and chipsets for parent companies. NVIDIA is benefiting from the popularity and rapid adoption of AI. GPUs play an important role in training many AI models. NVIDIA is responding to this, among other things, with graphics cards that have been specifically developed for AI applications.


Plan routes up to 80 times faster

Through the collaboration, Teradyne Robotics aims to integrate NVIDIA AI technology into its autonomous mobile robots. The company focuses on 'physical AI solutions'. Universal Robots demonstrated a concrete example at the NVIDIA GTC AI conference in San Jose, California. The robot company showed an AI-supported autonomous inspection solution here: cuMotion path planner.


CuMotion path planner is equipped with an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module, hardware for running autonomous systems. This is a system-on-module that is specifically designed for AI applications at the edge of the network.


Increasing robot productivity

Universal Robots combines the Jetson AGC Orin module with its UR5e platform for collaborative robots and its PolyScope X software. PolyScope The software, among other things, accelerates the programming of specific tasks and simplifies the integration of collaborative AI robots in all kinds of tasks. With the combination, Universal Robots wants to support new applications for which full automation has not been feasible until now.


By the way, seven types of Jetson modules are available. The entry-level model is the Jetson Orin Nano, while the Jetson AGX Orin modules that Teradyne uses are the top model. For comparison, the Jetson Orin Nano 4GB offers 20 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance, while the AGX Orin 64GB delivers about 275 TOPS of performance. The AGX Orin 64GB is therefore almost 14 times as powerful as the Orin Nano 4GB.


MiR1200 Pallet Jack

Another product that uses NVIDIA's AI technology is the MiR1200 Pallet Jack. Just like the cuMotion path planner from Universal Robots, this robot uses the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin. This module supports the integrated 3D vision technology, which allows the autonomous pallet truck to accurately identify, pick up, and deliver pallets with greater accuracy.


The MiR1200 Pallet Jack can work with existing MiR AMRs. MiR wants to form a one-stop shop for material processing for large companies. They typically work with more complex workflows, which can include larger fleets of AMRs and multiple locations.


Dynamically adjust routes

The robot's 3D vision technology enables automation in complex environments. MiR is responding to the labour shortage in many industrial sectors, for which robots can provide a solution. The MiR1200 Pallet Jack is, among other things, able to dynamically adjust its routes. This allows the AI robot to avoid obstacles in its path, such as loose objects or people and is a huge advancement in AI Developments.


To make this possible, the Teradyne AI robot is equipped with multiple robots and LIDAR sensors. The robot processes the data it generates in real-time using the GPU and CPUs of the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module. 

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